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MOL'S FIRST NEXT-GENERATION COAL CARRIER DELIVERED

MOL'S FIRST NEXT-GENERATION COAL CARRIER DELIVERED

Monday, December 6, 2021 

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has taken delivery of its first next-generation coal carrier, 'Kurotakisan Maru Ⅲ', from Oshima Shipbuilding.

MOL will operate the vessel, which will transport coal for J-Power plants. The name of the Kurotakisan Maru is derived from Mt Kurotaki in Takehara-shi, Hiroshima Prefecture, where J-Power's Takehara thermal power plant is located, and recalls predecessors, the Kurotakisan Maru (delivered in 1981) and the second-generation Kurotakisan Maru (delivered in 1995).

Kurotakisan Maru is the first vessel in the "EeneX" (Note 1) series of next-generation coal carriers, the series named for 'efficiency, ease, ecological, economical and evolving', with 'x' signifying synergy. The vessel is equipped with an SOx scrubber to reduce its environmental impact.

The vessel is 235m long, with capacity of 89,999 dwt, and features a double-hull construction.

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